Sunday, 16 March 2014

La Perouse, Bare Island, bridge

This bridge links Bare Island to the eastern suburb of La PerouseBare Island is located at the mouth of Botany Bay with the southern suburb of Kurnell seen here in the distance. It features a historic military fort and tunnels built in 1885 to protect Sydney from sea attack when it was feared an invasion from Russia was imminent.

25 comments:

  1. These historic military fort and tunnels were built in 1885 to protect Sydney from sea attack when it was feared an invasion from Russia was imminent! I know it was true, but I always think the idea of Russians sailing 17,000 ks to shell an Australian city was hilarious in the 1880s. Same with Queenscliff's fort in Victoria.

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  2. Bare island seems to fit very well for a name. Love the bridge and shadows.

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  3. I would love to see this place in person! Thanks for the tour and information! Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Beautiful shots & great sights and views exposed in daily posts! Glad to discover such interesting places ... around "the eastern suburb of La Perouse"! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Such a lovely view of the island and seascape from this perspective. Enchanting.

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  6. what a cool shot...great colors and textures in this shot!!!

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  7. Great shot and a little bit of Sydney this Westie did not know about ..

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  8. Bonjour,

    La magie des blogs opère... En poussant la porte du vôtre, j'y découvre des merveilles aussi je m'octroierai une prochaine visite.
    Gros bisous à vous.

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    1. Thank you, martinealison. You're always welcome to visit again.

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  9. Estupenda la foto que nos has dejado. Siempre un placer.

    Saludos.

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  10. A great historical and educational post.

    Phenominal shot.

    Happy evening and week ahead.

    /CC girl

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  11. Nice strong kind of seascape. I like it.

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  12. Lovely waters that bridge traverses; very inviting!

    «Louis» thanks you for linking this with Sunday Bridges.

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  13. Very scenic! Looks like a place I would very much like to visit.

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  14. What a beautiful spot, and such a nice footbridge over to the island. I would love to go through the tunnels. I am a kid at heart. Love the old forts and especially this one being that it is on an island.

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  15. awesome scene, luv those shadows; have a nice Sunday

    much love...

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  16. What an interesting bridge and history especially about the fear of a Russian invasion!

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  17. Jim, the green water is not from algae as Nick in Melbourne feared. Here is how it is done. It started in Chicago; Savannah copied Chicago.

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    1. I happened to see a story about this on the news in Australia this year. What a coincidence.

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  18. hee hee... If it were Chicago, the water would have bodies floating in it... Chicago is the "murder capital" of the U.S. :-0

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